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Planning Volume 2, Control Workstation and Software Environment

Scenario 1: Expanding the sample SP Switch system by adding a node

Note in the Sample SP Switch System that slots 5, 6, 7 and 8 of Frame 2 are empty. You can install a wide or high Node 21 at slot 5 of Frame 2. Further, if proper cabling has been used, only Nodes 1, 17 and 5 are connected to the switch chip to which Node 21 would normally connect; that is, Node 21's normal switch port on Switch 1 is unused. (See Chapter 7, Planning SP system partitions for more information on node switch port assignment.) So, you can indeed physically install Node 21 in this system as if it were there originally.

To install this new node in the system, and start it running on the switch:

  1. Physically install the new node, including cabling to the switch.
  2. Enter the new node's network data into the SDR.
  3. Install the software on the node using a mksysb image.
  4. Perform post-install customization.
  5. Bring the new node up on the switch by using the Eunfence command.
  6. Perform switch installation test.

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